Chief Technology Officer

Chief Technology Officer
Tech & Product

Responsibilities

  • Lead strategic planning and develop technical aspects of the company’s strategy to ensure alignment with business goals
  • Work closely with management to turn technology into business and lead the use of technology profitably
  • Evangelize and communicate the company’s technology strategy, vision, opportunities and challenges to investors, management, staff and other stakeholders
  • Define and communicate company values and standards for acquiring or developing systems, equipment, or software within the company and ensuring that those values and standards are maintained
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of technology standards, industry trends, emerging technologies, and software development best practices
  • Lead the establishment of technological processes and controls, including security, disaster recovery and business continuity plan
  • Monitor KPIs and technology related budgets to assess performance
  • Lead and supervise recruitment, training, retention and setting of structures for all technology staff in accordance with the company hiring process, personnel policies, and budget requirements
  • Promote achievement of the company’s business goals within a context of community collaboration by developing policies for sharing software code, technological innovation, business processes, and other intellectual property

What we would like to see in a candidate

  • A degree in computer science, software engineering, information technology, business, finance, economics or related fields
  • 5+ years of experience leading engineering teams and successfully driving projects and products, in collaboration with product, design and commercial teams
  • Prior startup company experience especially in marketplaces, e-commerce, payment, logistics a big plus
  • A visionary with a deep understanding of traditional and new technology that will drive business growth, revenue and organisational development
  • Strong network and participation with developer community


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